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Have put this in my kitchen and will very soon be buying more to go around my house. Super easy to setup and works like a charm right out of the gate. Service and customer support is also outstanding. Stop reading reviews and just buy one!
The device was easy to set up and get it's data into Home Assistant. I had an issue where the mmWave proximity reader didn't properly detect moving people, only still. I contacted them via chat and had a fix within the hour (reset mmWave board though HA, disabled entity by default). Device booted up in 10 seconds and worked very well after!
After deciding to fall into the home automation rabbit hole I picked up the Unity sensor for its small form factor and many sensors out of the box.
My end to end beginners test was to set up home assistant, WLED on an ESP32 board with an LED light strip and finally the unity board to only turn on the lights with human presence. Setting up the sensor was a simple matter of plugging it in and connecting to the Unity’s wifi network, I did this by following the relevant documentation from the GitHub page. Home Assistant picked up the device instantly and I was able to set up an automation using the movement sensor.
I am extremely pleased with this device and how less daunting it has made the whole home automation experience. I opted for the case which is well designed and all was thoughtfully packaged.
The human presence sensor on the board is second to none, the lights will stay on when I am in the room but sitting still which seems to be the pitfall of other sensors on the market, where they will turn off after some time.
I am looking forward to integrating it into more rooms around my home!
Just set up my first unity sensor, currently using Aqara FP2 and Tuya, this one appears to be excellent, very accurate and lots of data in Home Assitant. Given the price versus an FP2 these are great, I will be ordering more.
I'm currently testing multple sensors for presense detection in a small room (3x2 meters) and it beats everything i've tested it against. The temperature reading is reading 12C too high but that's fixable in the config. Testing some of the other features and will probably order some more once i find a way to mount these recessed in the ceiling. Great price as well!
Very compact and well design sensor. Great customer support also!
Finally I have found the perfect human wave presence sensor board for my Home Assistant setup as the Unity Sensor offers an all-in-one ESP32 board that supports ESPHome with minimal fuss for an affordable price!
Finally an all in one sensor that works and doesn’t cost the earth. If you are on the fence order one!! Finally I can sell my massive collection of sensors in all my rooms that I have to do all my automations and replace them with these!! It has all the features
you need and the possibilities for anything more.
Cant wait to buy more and finally declutter the corners of my rooms.
Have been playing around with this sensor for a while and can recommend it highly. Extremely sensitive to motion, and can detect even the slightest movements. Also very fast in clearing motion when you walk out of the room. When I faced an issue with the sensor randomly detecting motion (even when the room was unoccupied), the developer was super responsive and fixed the problem within a matter of hours!!!
Integration with Home Assistant was a breeze allowing all kinds of automations. I use it to keep the lights on in a room when occupied and as a sensor for a Home Assistant based alarm system while away.
There is a ton of potential, please keep up the great work and launch new products. A few random ideas:
- Integration with a PIR sensor for even faster initial motion detection.
- A plastic case for the sensor.
- Zigbee/Z-wave variants.
- Bluetooth tracking for device presence (so that we could identify who is in the room).
After having recently got into microcontrollers and having played around with a Raspbery pico. I stumbled across the Unity Board. Reading through the specs and sensors was enough to make me buy this. I messaged the owner through the website chat feature and he guided me through the capabilities of this device especially within home automation. The transaction was smooth and the board was delivered promptly. To see the boards initial capabilities, I cloned the repos given by the company which had a project loaded for every sensor. The projects were easy enough to quickly get started and modifying the code to get an understanding of the libraries available. I would definitely recommend this board to anyone getting started in electronics or more advanced users looking to build on their home automation products.
We are determined to create new and unique products in the field of home automation. We have many years experience in creating bespoke electronic boards and we decided to publically launch our first sensor board, the Unity sensor. Watch this space for more boards to come!